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OCZ’s 3rd generation SSD is a marvel

“They” say 3rd time is a charm. If you ask OCZ, you couldn’t be more right. The company was toying around SSD world for quite some time, but pictures from legendary Akihabara now confirm that
OCZ scored a pot of gold.
With their V3 line of MLC (not SLC!) disks, OCZ now offers read speeds of 235.1 MB/s, while write speed is set at 160.8 MB/s. This absolutely demolishes SATA-I standard and is very close to exceeding SATA-II specifications. But the clock does not stop there – random read is massive 102.1 MB/s, with random write being the only disappointment: 23.5 MB/s. First three scores easily outpace almost every hard drive on the market (15K RPM drives have higher specs, at a cost of thermals), but this is without a doubt, a hard drive your desktop or notebook is dreaming about.
It will be interesting to see can OCZ bring it up to market in higher volume and at a good price – or not. But one thing is certain – SSDs are set to rule the world, like them or not.
“Some” might add: finally.

  • I could be one of them, provided that the price is affordable. The only thing that still stops me from buying an SSD, and this last one from OCZ is really tempting, is just the price. Guess I’ll have to wait some more time, to finally get one in my hands…

  • danwat1234

    Well, the Sandforce 2000 chip will give the G3 a beating.
    G3:
    Sequential Read: 250MB/s
    Sequential Write:170MB/s
    read IOPS: 50K
    write IOPS:40K
    Security: AES-128

    Sandforce 2000:
    Sequential Read: 500MB/s
    Sequential Write:500MB/s
    read IOPS: 60K
    write IOPS:60K
    Security: AES-256

    Source: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3971/sandforce-announces-nextgen-ssd-controller-sf2000-capable-of-500mbs-and-60k-iops